Offsite fabrication refers to the process of manufacturing / assembling parts of a structure in a location different
to the actual site it will be built on. This practice is becoming increasingly popular in recent years and some of the South East’s
engineering companies are leading the way on a national and international level.
The Benefits of this Workstream:
- Enhances opportunities for companies to reduce on site labour and provide higher quality end products.
- Provides a forum where members can source specific niche services within the sector.
- Provides a means for members to access/collaborate with world class R&D services
- Connects members with national clusters who are focusing on this area (particularly in the construction sector).
We are delighted to be involved in this workstream with other great people and companies
Clustering activity of regional engineering companies results in international automation excellence.
Lead Company: FLI Group (Waterford):
Regional collaboration with: FLI Global & Lawlor Sustainability
FLI Group are headquartered in Waterford. They operate across the Water, Semi-Precast Concrete Engineering, Soil remediation and Geosynthetics sectors.
FLI’s recent innovation for the precast housing sector sees their new purpose-built factory in Carlow focus purely on the manufacture of lower carbon precast housing superstructures which are built under factory conditions and then delivered to site for rapid construction.
Understanding the opportunity for other engineering companies in the region to deliver complementary services into this project, FLI engaged with Engineering the South East to help explore ways of getting local companies to collaborate.
Lawlor Sustainability in Kilkenny were immediately identified as a company that could help feed into the design process and they are now working together to investigate opportunities within the project.